On this episode of On Cue With, hosted by Alon Levitan, we discuss how Composer Khari Mateen and Director Angel Kristi Williams arrived at the beautifully elegant, sophisticated sound of Really Love, experimental film and photography in Baltimore, working with Questlove and the Roots in Philadelphia, art as catharsis, how to capture nuance, hanging out at Prince’s house, what vulnerability, pain, lust and love sound like, the biggest sacrifices of being an artist, Bach’s cello suites, the incomparable Sade, creating revolutionary drama without trauma, getting in the studio with God, and more.
Khari’s phenomenal score for Really Love is out now worldwide via Lakeshore Records. Listen to the podcast below.
In this edition of the Lakeshore Records Podcast, we go On Cue With… Matt Sweeney, who speaks with Lakeshore’s Alon Levitan about his collaboration with famed video game publisher Rockstar Games on The Music of Red Dead Redemption 2: The Housebuilding EP. The hit album quickly became a No. 1 iTunes soundtrack upon its release, and the vinyl topped the charts as a No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon!
Matt Sweeney shares his serendipitous journey to creating the music with the Red Dead Redemption 2 team, dating back several years when he first met David Ferguson. Listen to the interview below.
A noteworthy series of songs emerged. It’s an album of voices of women who are accustomed to being silenced, each with her own story of discrimination and how they fought back. All with the goal of creating anthems to help women of color across the United States bring about change. – Vehlinggo
In the latest Lakeshore podcast episode, host Gene Priest takes us behind the scenes on the voting rights companion album, And She Could Be Next, apparently produced during lockdown. The album features artists such as Aloe Blacc, Sa-Roc, D*L*P, Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball, Sarah Deaun, Sussan Deyhim, Saul Williams, Hyro The Hero, Ruby Ibarra, Daniel J. French, Composer Vivek Maddala, Sheila E., Dee MC, Shawnee Kish, and many more. “Shankar began reaching out to friends to help create a companion album — woven with the docuseries score — as a tool to amplify voting organizations’ efforts as well as to just lift people’s spirits during this often heartbreaking year.” Read the full story over at Vehlinggo.
Listen to an episode of On Cue With… Gingger Shankar below, originally premiered at Vehlinggo.